I lasted until 12 DPO but this morning I finally POAS...
WOOHOO! My EDD is Dec 16th, my goal is to make it to December. My last pregnancy (natural hospital birth) had preterm labor issues but my midwife is convinced she can help me keep the baby in me longer by helping me be healthier. We'll see.
I haven't decided if I will tell people I am homebirthing. I always thought I would, you know, want to spread the word, but... I wasn't even pregnant and I already got sick of everyone telling me how foolish it is. *sigh*
Yay! Congrats to you!!!
Considering what a hard time I'm gotten just for wanting to have a natural hospital birth, I can imagine how difficult it would be to deal with all the comments that people would give you about home birth... I guess I wouldn't blame you for not telling!
Mara & Joel, 2009
I have been lurking over here because I am due in August and am hoping for another Natural Child Birth. I just wanted to say how happy I am for you. Congrats on your LO and I hope you get your homebirth.
Hadley Christine: 05/17/2008
Malia Rose: 08/14/2010
Blog: Our Jones Family Experience
I am so happy for you!!
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
I'll tell anyone who asks, with the amount of detail varying based on how sincerely interested they are, but I don't bring it up otherwise. And I am very on board with the whole spread-the-word business, but I'm realizing that having your choices questioned in the middle of pregnancy is not a super strong position to be in. It just encourages a bunch of horror stories and incredibly obnoxious "Just wait..." type comments, which are the opposite of what I need right now. I'm going to wait until after I've been through the birth before getting more outspoken so I can speak with the authority of experience
But yes, I do think that most of my homebirth "preaching" will happen when I have a successful homebuilt (or successful hospital transfer, heaven forbid, because that does show that midwives know what they are doing and we don't take unnecessary risks)